n.1.Management; mastery.
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was governal, so that the guverneur are indeed the steersmen or helmsmen.
Yseut is given to "the sick men" (not specifically lepers, 252-53); Guenevere is condemned to death for giving a poisoned apple to Sir Gaheris, not for being caught in adultery (279-87); the forest dwelling of Tristan and Yseut is a frescoed palace surrounded by gardens (256-59); Governal, Yseut, Tristan and Brangain's actions on the wedding night to fool King Mark are described in detail (208-09).
The lovers are in dire need: why have they not sent Governal to sell the ring?
Out of the title of William Caxton's Governal of health, which translates the title of his original, the Latin Regimen sanitatis, springs a nonexistent author called Governal, who is said to have written the book.
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